Mr Prickles Christmas Party
The smell of fresh spiced gingerbread biscuits wafted through the woodland to Badgers hole
Excitedly he threw on a scarf and hopped out to join the cheerful crowd on a stroll
For today everyone would join in the festive fun for it only happens once a year
Today is the famous Mr Prickles Christmas Party of celebration and good cheer
A fragrant wreath of moss, pine cones and mistletoe adorn his little front door
“Knock Knock!” they all cried merrily as they heard his padded feet running across the floor
As he threw open the door, they all cheered and piled into the home at the base of a tree
As they looked around, they gasped in wonder at such wonderous sights they did see
Thousands of fairy lights twinkled all the way up inside the tree sparkling from every branch and twig
“It’s like being inside a star!” cried Squirrel as she suddenly spotted a bowl of frosted honey figs
As the animals all arrived, they were handed hot apple cider and the party got into full swing
Brown Hare cheerfully handed out hot bowls of wild chestnut stew and said “let the games begin!”
Blackbirds and robins tweeted merrily above singing carols as they played pin the tail on the deer
Badger couldn’t stop laughing as he removed all the toasted marshmallows stuck to Mr Deer’s rear
“Pull the cracker” cried Mr Prickles and as they pulled out his loose needles, he shouted BANG!
They told stories of the ancient forest and filled their bellies with delicious winter treats
The young foxes full of energy and sweets were still playing games like hide and seek
And so, into the night they all merrily danced and sang until the stars appeared
Old Barn Owl raised a glass and declared it another successful party to end the year!
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